White Sands National Monument, New Mexico - Part B

September 14
2007 Fall Trip - 40 days and 3,692 miles into trip

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The road going halfway into the National Monument was paved. The second half and all parking areas was on rock hard flat gypsum. They use snowplows to keep the sand off of the road and parking areas.

The road going into the monument.

The road inside the monument.
It looks paved but you can see where the sand was plowed to the sides.

One of the huge plowed parking lots.
You can park here and just hike wherever you want. Just do not get lost!

One of several picnic areas.
Each table has a very shinny sun reflector.

We could not leave without climbing a dune.

Some people come with snowboards. I just walked back down.
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